I took a few days off last week and traveled to one of my home state’s greatest treasures – the North Shore of Lake Superior. Here’s what served as our home while we were there:

In the spirit of Andrew Sullivan’s tradition, here is the view from my window:

One of the things that might surprise a lot of people is how clear the water is in this Great Lake. Notice the river rocks that are visible beneath the surface.

In addition to the water and majestic cliffs along the shoreline, one of the best things about the area is the abundance of wild flowers growing everywhere. For example, here’s a wild rose growing along the side of the road.

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